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The Breakfast Club -- They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. John Hughes, creator of the critically acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.
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Director:
Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. See more »
Plot:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Remember yourself See more (725 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Hughes 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Gil Friesen .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Michelle Manning .... co-producer
Andrew Meyer .... executive producer
Ned Tanen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Forsey 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Walters .... makeup artist
Linle White .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John C. Chulay .... unit production manager
Adam Fields .... executive in charge of production
Richard Hashimoto .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom man
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Robert L. Hoyt .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Bob Hoyt)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nick Korda)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley
Joan Rowe .... foley
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Golya .... a.d.r. mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects (as Bill Schirmer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip: Chicago
Ben Beaird .... key grip
George Bouillet .... director of photography: Chicago
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Dan Buck)
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (as Henry Lebo)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Mike Moyer .... gaffer: Chicago
Mark Simon .... assistant camera operator: Chicago
Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera operator (as Ken Zunder)
 
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting assistant
Janice Papolos .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume assistant
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Christine Zamiara .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant film editor: Chicago
Nancy Frazen .... assistant film editor
William Goldenberg .... apprentice film editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Jim Miller .... associate film editor (as James W. Miller)
John Therieau .... assistant film editor
Scott K. Wallace .... assistant film editor (as Scott Wallace)
 
Music Department
David Anderle .... music supervisor: A & M Films
Gary Chang .... composer: additional music
Dave Concors .... music engineer
Keith Forsey .... music supervisor
Carlton Kaller .... assistant music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Nallon .... transportation captain (as Pat Nallon)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Al Gomez .... assistant: Michelle Manning
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Sly Lovegren .... production coordinator (as Sly Lovgren)
Edward May .... miscellanious crew
Marty Pessin .... auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Sam Rath .... production assistant
Kathleen Sacchi .... coordinator: L.A.
Susan Vanderbeek .... production secretary (as Sue Vanderbeck)
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... production assistant (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Thanks
Marlene Alexander .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Bobby Richter .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Don Stillwell .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breakfast Club" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Chile:18 (theatrical re-release) (2015) | Finland:K-14 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | India:A | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:6 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:TV-14 (ABC Family) | USA:R (Certificate No. 27628) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Coke cans that the teenagers drink from have the symbol from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles on them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The clock in the library changes during the same scenes throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Richard Vernon:Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Heart Too Hot To HoldSee more »

FAQ

What does Bender's joke mean?
Why are the characters in Saturday detention?
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319 out of 353 people found the following review useful.
Remember yourself, 31 March 2003
Author: hazel_inverse from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

We all remember being a teenager. A crazy, intense time when your high were higher and your lows were lower, and every experience was that much more significant.

John Hughes movie brilliantly captures that environment, that era in our lives, and all the social rifts that we all helped to create for ourselves. I have heard it said that "The Breakfast Club" is melodramatic, overacted, and simplistic. If you subscribe to that flippant perspective you might as well join Vernon in his office because you are doing the same thing that he did. Seeing the movie as you want to see it, in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions.

If you really want to understand this film, think back to your own high school days. Think about your last year there. Dig out your old diary or book of angstful poems and reaquaint yourself with who you were then, when you felt things more deeply. "The Breakfast Club" does not exist not for highschool kids, as some suggest. Why would they need it? They live there. It exists for all of us who have already been through there, who feel that they are above it now. It exists so that we can remember what it was like and better understand ourselves, and the next generation. Because you can't dismiss something you understand.

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